Pat Bylok, Louisa Arthur and Mary Thibault were acclaimed District 14 winners and were at Burlington on Thursday July 26th to play in the championships. The format was a modified double knockout which means lose two games and you are eliminated. That puts great pressure on the team in the first game and they had a tough draw against a Burlington team representing District 5. The home advantage told to start with as Burlington went into a 10-1 lead but as the Cobourg team got the measure of the green they staged a comeback. Unfortunately it was a bit too late and they lost 17-10.
After that the pressure really is on - another loss and you go home. Next up was Ridgetown representing District 1 and this was a relatively easy win for Cobourg by 19-11.
The third game was against Elora Rocks (District 7B) and what a nail biter that was. The teams were neck and neck throughout the game and going into the final end Cobourg was one down (10-11). After the final Elora Rocks bowl they were sitting one but Cobourg had second, third and fourth bowls. If Pat Bylok could remove the shot bowl it would be a win for Cobourg. However, as Pat walked down the green to look at the head play was suspended because of a thunderstorm. After an hour's wait play resumed but the rule is that in this circumstance the end has to be replayed and unfortunately Elora Rocks took one to win 12-10
To put the Cobourg performance into context both the Burlington and Elora Rocks teams finished just out of the medals, tied in fourth place
Click here to see a You Tube video of the championships
And finally on a different tack here are the up to date jitney scores. Ken Bevan leads the night time standings and Marjorie Jones the day time.